There’s no place like home, author Frank Baum’s Dorothy said, but then again, she wasn’t confined to hers during a multi-month global pandemic. Still, recent research by two Hope psychology scholars has confirmed that that famous line from The Wizard of Oz has bearing not only when you miss home, but also when that space …
As a social psychologist, Dr. Mary Inman, professor of psychology, prioritizes learning about people’s basic motivations, environmental influences on behaviors, and why and how people use stereotypes. As a Christ-follower, she seeks to understand and address social issues for the sake of justice. Her recent research on racial harassment and discrimination in the workplace addresses …
Two Hope psychology professors are hoping their recent research will help parents understand the importance and ways that children should be nestled all snug in their beds.
Hope’s Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren hopes to understand how survivors find meaning after natural disasters strike and how those events affect their views and relationship with God, all with the help of $1.8 million in funding from the John Templeton Foundation and colleagues at Wheaton College, Georgia State University, and the University of North Texas.
A newly released book featuring the wisdom of two of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa and the Dalai Lama of Tibet – cites research on forgiveness by Dr. Charlotte van Oyen Witvliet of the Hope College psychology department.
This past Monday night in Maas Auditorium, 13 bottles of water sat on a long table, each provided for one of the 13 speakers preparing to speak on an interdisciplinary panel about the Flint water crisis. One container of water, though, was not being consumed, nor would it be.
Dr. David Myers has been called Hope’s happiness guru, not only for this writings on the topic, but also for his ever optimistic, ever smiling, ever encouraging disposition. He is also Hope’s newly elected Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).